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RATINGS: 1154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with orange peel, Sofie is a tart, dry, sparkling ale. A subtle, spicy white pepper note, a hint of citrus from the orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish make Sofie an intriguing choice for Champagne drinkers and beer drinkers who are fond of Belgian Saisons.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8997) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 6, 2010
22oz bomber. Pours a cloudy neon yellow with a bright white poofy head that has good retention and lacing. Very little lacing. Aroma is canned pineapple juice, white pepper. Taste is grainy, dry, watery, plain, dull. Wow this really sucks. Slightly oily mouthfeel (but on a saison? yuck). People hate on saison thinking it is not complicated or rich enough, but let me tell you, plenty of breweries get their ass kicked trying to recreate a Belgian farmhouse.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9143) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
Elegant saison, a little funky yeast aroma, along with white pepper. Pours light colour with lots of foamy head. Refreshing taste and mouthfeel, very good with supper. Elegant and not compelx, with a bit of the orange peel. Nothing really funky about the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Number 1600. Cloudy ultra straw yellow with a pearly white moderately dissipating minor lace maker of a head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit, toasted malt and orange peel. Taste of Belgian yeast, orange peel, bready malt, grassy hops and something salty like chicken soup. A bit too sudsy for my liking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2010
I don’t how true to style this is, but t hit the spot for me. Clear yellow with a big beige head and vigorous carbonation. Crisp spicy and herbal aroma. Flavor is very dry and herbal, with a lot of dry winy and spicy notes. Crisp finish. I could have drank an awful lot of this. Thanks Secret Santa!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3732) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Banana, pear, and white wine. Light yellow. A bit of hop bitterness. Fizzy, not particularly distinguished. Goose Island has a great thing going with the elegance of the bottle label.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1295) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Nice, straightforward belgian style. A good bit of pear and a bit of funk in the flavor. A dry finish, just a touch of hop at the end. Nicely balanced ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1856) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bomber, a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law. Pours pale straw with a large, off-white head that is partially diminishing, leaving thin yet firm lacing. Interesting funky yeast nose (soft cheese, sourdough) with a fruity undertone (orange and lemon peel, nectarine and grapefruit). Fruitiness seems to eventually overpower the yeast notes as it warms. Mildly sour, mildly sweet flavor - I pick up black pepper, graham cracker, light nectarine. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation - fruity esters in the finish. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7261) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle (small sample). Very light yellow pour. Aroma of spice and citrus - smells and tastes like a Belgian. Somewhat carbonated. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2009
I thought I had rated this, but I guess I didn’t. Here’s from my notes, circa Nov ’09. Pours hazy straw blonde, soft medium sized white head. Aroma: yeast, orange peel. It tastes like a standard Belgian blonde to me. Soft carbonation. Or a toned down tripel. Golden Monkey’s little sister? Not very exciting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6172) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Hazed golden color/ lingering white head. Nice peppery, salty, citrusy pale malt aromas with mild barnyard piss. frothy light mouthfeel. Very good citrusy, clove flavors with dusty pale malts, peppercorn, mild barnyard funk. Great beer.


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